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Top 11 Accelerators and Incubators in Virginia in 2024

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If you are looking to start your business in Virginia, it is never a bad idea to join an accelerator or incubator.

These organizations are designed to help startup businesses by providing them with office space, advice and access to potential partners, investors, and customers.

In this article, we have collected the 11 most popular accelerators and incubators from Virginia.


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1) Lighthouse Labs RVA

Lighthouse Labs RVA

Lighthouse Labs is a three-month program that helps startups test the market, learn about their customers, and get ready to launch.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Todd Nuckols
  • Industries: EdTech, HealthTech, FinTech, Retail, Sustainability
  • Number of investments: 45
  • Number of exits: 1
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

2) MACH37

MACH37

MACH37TM is the best market-focused cyber accelerator in the United States.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2013
  • Industries: Cyber Security
  • Number of investments: 28
  • Number of exits: 4
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

3) UVA Licensing & Ventures Group

UVA Licensing & Ventures Group

UVA Licensing & Ventures Group investment team works closely with the licensing professionals to identify opportunities and is governed by an oversight committee comprised of leaders in early-stage investing and startup development who are all UVA alumni.

Details of the startup:

  • Industries: Technologies, Cyber Security, Medical Devices
  • Number of investments: 03

You can find their website here.

4) Startup Caucus

Startup Caucus

Startup Caucus helps, supports, and invests in startups that help Republicans and their allies win.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2019
  • Founders: Eric Wilson
  • Industries: Political Campaign Technology
  • Number of investments: 03
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

5) Openner

Openner

Openner is an early-stage venture capital firm that gives founders money and the most up-to-date advice on how to run a startup.

Details of the startup:

  • Industries: AI, Big Data, Social Experiences
  • Number of investments: 01
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 13

You can find their website here.

6) 757 Accelerate

757 Accelerate

757 Accelerate is a program that helps promising startup founders connect with mentors, investors, resources, and a lean startup education. 

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2018
  • Industries: Industry Agnostic
  • Number of investments: 01
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 13

You can find their website here.

7) America's Seed Fund

America's Seed Fund

America's Seed Fund gives money for early-stage R&D and doesn't ask for a share of your business.

Details of the startup:

  • Industries: Advanced Manufacturing, Material, AgTech, AI, AR, VR, Biotech, Chemtech, Cloud, Cyber Security, HealthTech, Energy, IoT, Medical Device, Mobility, Nano Technology, Pharmatech, Robotic, Semiconductor, Space, Wireless
  • Number of investments: 01

You can find their website here.

8) Jefferson Lab

Jefferson Lab

Jefferson Lab is one of the leading U.S. The Department of Energy's nuclear physics research facility that has world-class research capabilities and new technologies that are used by scientists from all over the world.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 1984
  • Industries: Research, Technology, Energy

You can find their website here.

9) Vive.VC

Vive.VC

Vive.vc is a venture builder ecosystem that connects people all over the world and invests in early-stage companies.

Details of the startup:

  • Industries: Automation, Software Development

You can find their website here.

10) Startups Ignite

Startups Ignite

Startups Ignite is a system that makes programs and communities to help new businesses get off the ground faster.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2014
  • Industries: Industry Agnostic
  • Accelerator Duration (in weeks): 12

You can find their website here.

11) INC.spire Education Foundation

INC.spire Education Foundation

INC.spire Education Foundation helps new and growing businesses in Fairfax County by giving them business education, support, and mentorship.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 1982
  • Industries: Industry Agnostic

You can find their website here.

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